Elevation: 7,572 ft
GPS: 39.92, -105.288 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 192,586 total · 785/month
Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Private Property issues Details

Description

This area includes everything on Eldorado Mountain, which is South of Eldorado Canyon. The most recognizable rock is the Mickey Mouse Ears on Mickey Mouse Wall. Rossiter's new Eldo book lists many more recently developed crags on this hill.

The ridges are numbers left to right (south to north) here. Some guidebooks have listed the ridges from right to left (north to south), so there is potential for confusion.

There is a lot of poison ivy in the area. If you are sensitive, watch out for it.

Some of the bolting here involves use of atypical or homemade hangers. Some of the bolts have been shot at by irritated landowners. Use caution.

Getting There

There are many approaches. To reach Mickey Mouse Wall, take the road to Eldo, but go right before you get into the town, turn left on a paved road up to a small parking lot. The access road continues from here, but you must hike along this road to an indistinctive trail that crosses a meadow, and follows the stream up to the RR tracks. Hike the talus field to the towers. A better description is in order here, but this is a place that is best found with someone who has already been there.

Crossing onto railroad property is trespassing. They will confront you if you do so.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Eldorado Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 69
Green Dihedral
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 206
Perversion
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 32
Parallel Journey
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 29
Asahi
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 102
Captain Beyond
Trad 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
Lifestream
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 22
Beagle's Ear
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 22
The Fornicator
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 16
Killer Elite (AKA Ms. Coolie's S…
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 11
Tribal Boundaries
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 31
Soul Train
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 25
The Adultress
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 18
Occupied Territory
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 14
T. G. V.
Sport
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
 4
Rogue
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Green Dihedral Mickey Mouse Wall
 69
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Perversion Mickey Mouse Wall
 206
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Parallel Journey Mickey Mouse Wall
 32
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Asahi Mickey Mouse Wall
 29
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Captain Beyond Mickey Mouse Wall
 102
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 5 pitches
Lifestream Mickey Mouse Wall
 24
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Beagle's Ear Mickey Mouse Wall
 22
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
The Fornicator Ridge 1
 22
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Killer Elite (AKA Ms. Cooli… Ridge 4
 16
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Tribal Boundaries Buoux Montana > Congo > Tribal Boundaries, Th…
 11
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Soul Train Industrial Wall
 31
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Adultress Ridge 1
 25
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Occupied Territory Ridge 4
 18
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
T. G. V. Industrial Wall
 14
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Rogue Industrial Wall
 4
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport
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